South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor

South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor

South Korea Firm ordered to pay for forced labor

South Korea

Firm ordered to pay for forced labor

South Korea’s highest court on Tuesday ordered a Japanese company to provide compensation for victims’of forced labor during World War II. The Supreme Court, attended by all 13 judges, ordered Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp to pay 100 million won ($87,740) per plaintiff in compensation. Four South Korean victims of wartime forced labor under the 1910-45 Japanese colonial rule filed a damages lawsuit against the steelmaker in February 2005. One of the victims passed away in 2014. The victims were forced into labor for the steel-maker in 1941-43 during the Pacific War.

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